Quick Legislative Update: Where Are the Bills Now?By Melanie Curry | | No Comments
Here's a super quick and far from comprehensive update on some key street safety bills
Metro Regional Connector Downtown Subway Opens Friday June 16By Joe Linton | | No Comments
The wait will soon be over for LA Metro's Regional Connector, which ties together three Metro lines – the A (Blue) Line, E (Expo) Line and L (Gold) Line.
Rail Problem: House GOP Wants to Undermine Trains Exactly When We Need Them MostBy Aaron Short | | No Comments
The future of interstate rail travel is in jeopardy if the White House caves to House Republican spending cuts as part of the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations, advocates say.
Today’s HeadlinesBy Melanie Curry | | No Comments
- La Sombrita pile-on ignores an important story about women and transit (LA Times)
- A defense of La Sombrita (Bloomberg)
- Bay Area leaders push their Assembly rep hard over transit funding (SF Standard)
- BART rethinks its service schedule (NY Times)
- Americans don’t walk. Are we lazy or is it too dangerous? (Big Think)
- “Too complex, not enough time”: Democrats block Newsom’s proposed CEQA reform (CalMatters)
- Chevron’s carbon offsets are worthless – and harmful (The Guardian)
- Ford CEO: EV batteries are too big, not sustainable (The Verge)
- NHTSA proposes a pass-fail pedestrian safety rating for vehicles (Route Fifty)
Find more California headlines at Streetsblog LA and Streetsblog SF
Rezoning Proposal for Avocado Heights Riles Residents and ActivistsBy Chris Greenspon | | No Comments
Much of the equestrian community’s agricultural zoning has been proposed for change to residential zoning. Planners say it’s not meant to push out horse use.
Long Beach Opens New Mark Bixby Walk/Bike Path along Harbor BridgeBy Joe Linton | | No Comments
The spectacular path would not have happened without the vociferous, aggressive advocacy of its namesake Mark Bixby
Commentary: Spin Can’t Save LivesBy Roger Rudick | | No Comments
KPIX runs a report that makes it seem as if SFMTA has succeeded at making streets safer; that's just counterfactual
Talking Headways Podcast: Competing with Car OwnershipBy Gersh Kuntzman | | No Comments
This week we’re joined by the head of Zipcar, Angelo Adams! We talk about how Zipcar gets parking spaces, how they find customers, the benefits of car sharing and how the company’s biggest competitor is car ownership.
Feds Take Baby Step Towards Maybe, Possibly Improving the Car Safety Rating ProgramBy Gabriel Baumgaertner | | No Comments
Europe is so far ahead of us on this.
Electeds, DC Advocates Ride Together For Policy ChangeBy George Kevin Jordan | | No Comments
A recent ride through the nation’s capital brought advocates and politicos together to experience life behind a set of handlebars — and rally support for new policies that could make that experience less deadly.
Opinion: Could You Go a Week Without Driving? (Yes — And Here’s Why You Should)By Anna Zivarts | | No Comments
If you can drive and can afford a car, you probably don’t understand what it’s like to rely, day in and out, on walking, rolling, transit, or asking or paying for rides. But this is every day for non-drivers.